OPIOID RECKONING virtual event with Wadena County Historical Society with Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan will join the Wadena County Historical Society on Saturday, May 14, for a virtual presentation and discussion of her book OPIOID RECKONING.
When May 14, 2022
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemicAmy Sullivan will join the Wadena County Historical Society on Saturday, May 14, for a virtual presentation and discussion of her book Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State, as part of the Historical Society's BookEnds Online series. 

Attend by joining the Zoom meeting, ID 867 0338 5655, at 11:30 a.m. Central. 

Amy C. Sullivan explores the complexity of America’s opioid epidemic through firsthand accounts of people grappling with the reverberating effects of stigma, treatment, and recovery. Taking a clear-eyed, nonjudgmental perspective of every aspect of these issues—drug use, parenting, harm reduction, medication, abstinence, and stigma—Opioid Reckoning questions current treatment models, healthcare inequities, and the criminal justice system. 

"From the Land of 10,000 Rehabs comes this generous and heartening testament to the power of empathy and the wisdom of harm reduction. Living with Amy C. Sullivan’s stories of ‘trauma parenting,’ we are compelled to take stock of how our own lives and losses intertwine with those who people these pages."—Nancy D. Campbell, author of OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose*

"An important contribution that documents the lives of those faced with America's overdose crisis in the state that originated the twelve-step/abstinence treatment approach. Addiction care must change—and this book shows why."—Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction and Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction

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